The Art Nouveau movement blossomed in the early 1900’s and spread through art, jewelry, furniture and even architecture. The most beautiful metro entrances in Paris are the creations of a visionary Architect: Hector Guimard. This tour will take you to the gorgeous 16th “arrondissement” where he lived and built superb Art Nouveau townhouses and buildings. You will also see Art Déco buildings and learn how to differenciate the two styles. Bring a camera and prepare for a feast for the eyes ! LENGTH : Approx. 2 hours. WALKING DISTANCE : 3,5 Km LANGUAGE: English ANY QUESTIONS? Feel free to contact me :) CHECK OUT MY OTHER TOURS: Fathers of the American Revolution in Paris, Napoleon, the French Revolution.
Hi, I’m Thierry! History has been my passion since I was a teenager. My purpose is to share my knowledge in a way that is entertaining and easy to understand. For years, I have taken people and friends to places in Paris where major events took place or great historical figures lived. Having spent 17 years in the US and the UK gives me the hindsight to approach historical events with different perspectives, along with a knowledge drawn from a lifetime of attending history talks, courses, tours and reading hundreds of books. So come time travel with me on my historic walks on the Fathers of the American Revolution in Paris, the French Revolution, Napoleon the Great and the stunning Art Nouveau Architecture!
You will see many houses, buildings and métro entrances built by Hector Guimard in the 16th Arrondissement, as well as some Art Déco buildings.